McGraw-Hill Companies

Bury Your Writing — Why Do Academic Book Chapters Fail to Generate Citations?
August 30, 2012

I recently wrote a chapter for an upcoming book about academic and professional publishing. I’ve also written chapters in the past for other academic books about publishing. Writing a chapter is always a worthwhile experience — I like to write, I like the topics I’m selected to tackle, and I like the editors. But even with the books in hand, these chapters also seem to disappear under the waves like anvils, never to be heard from again.

PreK-12 Market Sees Growth in Digital Courseware While Textbook Evolution Awaits: Simba Information
July 10, 2012

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) -  Awaiting the implementation of Common Core State Standards and a turnaround in the economy, the PreK-12 publishing market is in a transitory period: experiencing strong growth in digital courseware while other key segments hold steady, decline or prepare to evolve. According to a recent report by publishing forecast firm Simba Information, the PreK-12 market will post a strong compound annual growth rate of 8.8% through 2015 for digital courseware, while textbooks prepare for a major shift. 

Publishing in the Cloud is the next big important subject
July 9, 2012

Much of the change we are living through in publishing is plain as day to see. The shift from print to digital, like the shift from stores to online purchasing, is evident to all of us, inside the industry and out.

But there’s another aspect of the change that is not nearly as visible and that’s around systems and workflows. Publishing, even in the pre-digital age, was a systems-driven business.

McGraw-Hill Education Restructuring International Operations to Better Capitalize on Core Capabilities
June 26, 2012

NEW YORK – June 26, 2012 – McGraw-Hill Education CEO Lloyd “Buzz” Waterhouse today announced a restructuring of the company’s international business in order to create an integrated organization that leverages content, global distribution, and regional expertise to better capitalize on higher education, professional, and school publishing opportunities around the world. Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional and a 30-year publishing industry veteran, has been appointed to the additional position of president for McGraw-Hill Education International.

Espresso Book Machine Comes to Mardel
June 1, 2012

Mardel Christian Bookstore today unveiled its newly-installed Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), a Xerox Solution- a cutting-edge technology that offers patrons instant access to more than eight million titles printed in any language, and allows area Oklahoma authors to self-publish their work on-site.

June 1, 2012

ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE® COMES TO MARDELCutting-edge machine offers on-demand access to 8 million+ titles printed in any language, and on-site self-publishing for local authorsOKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mardel Christian Bookstore today unveiled its newly-installed Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), a Xerox Solution- a cutting-edge technology that offers patrons instant access to more than eight million titles…

The Choice Blog: McGraw-Hill Announces E-Book Program With University of Minnesota
May 16, 2012

The textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education announced a pilot program with University of Minnesota bookstores last week that may eventually make early semester lines and sold-out core texts as obsolete as the diskette. McGraw-Hill will offer its complete catalog of more than 1,600 e-books to University of Minnesota students starting in the 2012 fall semester (the number of participating students was not yet available). Professors decide whether to sign up their classes. The full texts will cost significantly less than a hard copy and appear in the university?s learning management system, or online interface, as soon as a student

Karl Weber And Raquel Avila Join Lid Publishing
May 11, 2012

LID Publishing, Inc. announced as part of their growth plans in the US, Karl Weber has taken on the position as Editorial Board Chairperson.  In his new role, he will oversee the quality and content of the company¹s publications. Mr. Weber will advise on titles for LID¹s publication plans, help with the strategy and development of the company in the US, and work with other board members to achieve the successful progress of the company within the business sector.

May 1, 2012

Fragile Earth

Produced by: HarperCollins UK, Collins Geo and Aimer Media
Not tied to a specific title, this app is a project of HarperCollins' Collins Geo, which is best known for "The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World" but also offers data solutions to the likes of National Geographic, the United Nations and the defense sector. Fragile Earth employs stunning photography and satellite images to depict a world in flux. The interface allows users to swipe multiple layers across the screen to illustrate, for instance, how irrigation projects have all but dried up the once-massive Aral Sea (juxtaposing images from 1973, 1986, 2001 and 2009) or the effects of last year's earthquake and tsunami on Japan.